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Skylark 10A
Part of Skylark Family
British sounding rocket. Two stage Skylark version consisting of 1 x Goldfinch + 1 x Gosling 4T

AKA: Skylark 10. Status: Retired 1974. First Launch: 1974-10-10. Last Launch: 1974-10-10. Number: 1 . Thrust: 130.00 kN (29,220 lbf). Gross mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb). Height: 6.00 m (19.60 ft). Diameter: 0.44 m (1.44 ft). Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

Four Gosling motors with canted nozzles were used as boosters for the British Thunderbird ramjet surface-to-air missile. 664 Gosling IV motors were supplied for the Thunderbird, Bloodhound, and Seaslug Mark II missiles.

For sounding rocket applications, motors were supplied with in-line nozzles. The Gosling IV had an a all up mass of 256 kg, was 3.00 m long, and 0.254 m in diameter. It produced an average thrust of 124 kN over its 3.15 second burn time.



Country: UK. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA2. Stages: Gosling 4, Goldfinch IIA. Agency: British Aerospace.

1974 October 10 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2?. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 10A.
  • Programmer test - . Nation: UK. Agency: BAC. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).


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